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>>> welcome to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. the association of the united states army's annual meeting kicks off this week amid pressure to slash spending on conferences. we'll talk about the impact of tighter government travel and conference rules. plus, a look at a compact new realtime facial recognition system that troops can use on the move. but first, the pentagon's new cyber strategy unveiled this month by defense secretary leon panetta makes it clear the u.s. military will take preemptive action if it detects a potential cyber attack that would kill americans or devastate american infrastructure. the aim is to make the threat of counterattack a powerful deterrent. is this the right cyber strategy for america? here with answers is irving la- chow the director of the program on u.s. national security in the information age at the the cent for new american security. irving welcome to the program. >> thank you very much. >> what's the importance of this statement especially at this time? >> i think secretary panetta had two goals in mind in issuing the statemen
networks here in the united states that would carry everything from our e-mails and phone calls to documents and blueprints. it's raising questions about national security and chinese espionage. >> if i were an american company today and you were looking at huawei, i would find another vendor, if you care about your intellectual property, if you care about your consumers' privacy, and you care about the national security of the united states of america. >> we have prada. we have chanel. we have dolce gabbana. we have versace. we have burberry. >> stahl: luxottica started here as a small tool shop in agordo, a dot of a town in the italian alps when frames were still made of mountain goat horns. do you have any idea how many people in the world are wearing your glasses right now? >> at least half a billion. >> ♪ i wonder how many times you been had... ♪ >> simon: in the late '60s, a singer/songwriter named rodriguez cut a couple of records that got great reviews but bombed. well, they didn't sell in america, but in south africa, for some reason, rodriguez was bigger than elvis
up with a budget deal. do you think the united states would go back into recession? the head of the international monetary fund paints a dark picture. wyatt andrews and anthony mason report on today's threats to the recover. for the first time we'll take you inside this secret u.s. facility. bob orr shows us where they track terror suspects worldwide. and jim axelrod with a young soccer player who's replaced a missing leg with gallantry on the field. >> i just want to be seen as an equal. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, and we could add happy new year, because this is the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spend will take hold. tax experts said today 90% o
manufacturer in the world. it used to be the united states of america. >> governor, you're the last person who will get tough on china. >> we have iran four years closer to a nuclear bomb. >> when folks go after americans, we go after them. campaign 2012, a presidential debate. from boca raton, florida, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, it was 50 years ago tonight that president john f. kennedy went on national television to announce that the soviet union had set up missile sites in cuba and he demanded that they be removed. the world was on the brink of nuclear war. it is a reminder of the kind of crisis a commander-in-chief can face. and it comes as as the candidates for president hold their final debate tonight, focusing on foreign policy. with the race still very tight, both president obama and mitt romney have a lot to gain and a lot to lose in their final joint appearance before a national audience. it might be their last best chance to win over the uncommitted voters who will decide the election, which is now just two weeks away. for tonight's debate, the candidates will be
officials are investigating. >>> it was already a tense relationship between japan and the united states, and now it's been strained once more after two american service men were arrested for raping a woman on okinawa. both men attacked the japanese woman sometime tuesday morning. complaints have been lodged with the united states government and military. they are demanding the united states take better preventive measures. the u.s. ambassador to japan says the u.s. military is committed to cooperating fully with the japanese investigation. >>> turning our attention to the race for the white house, mitt romney and president obama will both campaign in new york today. yesterday the candidates focused on women. >> mitt romney told supporters in virginia that women have been particularly hit hard by this economy. president obama told his supporters he doesn't need a binder full of resumes to find qualified women for his staff. tara mergener have more. >> reporter: they will be sporting black coats and white ties at a charity dinner in new york tonight. it's a chance for the candidateses to
on anti-poverty programs while attacking the west particularly the united states. chavez has been treated for cancer since 2011. to weather. first significant sign winter is around the corner. much of the southern plains to the ohio valley is waking up to below normal temperatures. freeze watches and warnings cover the region this morning. some areas frost warnings are posted. the cool weather is spreading in to the northeast and midwest. and an update on a story from last week. border patrol agent killed on arizona's border with mexico was the victim of friendly fire. agent nicholas ivie opened fire on fellow agents thinking they were armed smugglers. they returned fire killing ivie. the two set of agents were investigating a border sensor. they knew other agents were heading to the area but didn't know where they were. >>> the pharmacy linked to the meningitis outbreak has recalled all it's medicines. there are 91 confirmed cases and seven patients have died. the steroid is used to treat back inflammation and pain. cbs money watch time. california drivers get a break from high gas price
approach. and put the united states in a position to be competitive and make the investments we need to make. this notion of government not making investments, if government did not create the railroads, we never would have linked the east part of the united states to the western part and unleashed the greatest economic boom in the history of world. >> we'll have to unleash a few commercials. there is much more to come in our conversation between the candidates from district six u.s. house of representatives seat. we'll talk about some of the state's important ballot questions, including the controversial same-sex marriage law. so stay with us. >>> welcome back to our conversation. we reached out to our facebook friends this week to find out what is important to them. and we picked up questions. and linda anderson that is marriage equality is on the ballot. do you support it? >> marriage has been a term for centuries now that has been applied to the union between a man and a woman. i think it needs to stay there. i do, however, believe that your job includes your health care and pens
and dangerous foreign policy issue, which is the bomb. >> as long as i'm president of the united states iran will not get a nuclear weapon. >> a nuclear iran number capable iran is unacceptable to americ israel. and if israel is attacked, we have their back. >> if israel is attacked, america will stand with israel. >>> president obama and governor romney were largely in agreement on a range of foreign policy concerns. particularly those centering on the middle east. the ouster of former president mubarak of egypt, the 2014 exit date for afghanistan, the killing of terrorists with nutes romney and obama echoed each other. >> question. is bipartisanship now back in style at least when it comes to foreign policy in a presidential debate? pat buchanan? >> no it isn't but they are moving toward consensus where the american people are at. they are both pro israel, going to stand beside them. both very hawkish toward iran, although they don't want war in the middle east again. they don't want boots on the ground. they both say we have to do nation building here at home because that is the consensus
this was not just a popular uprising. in libya, there was no record of popular uprising against the united states. in fact, the united states is highly regarded in most of libya, and particularly in benghazi, this ambassador was incredibly popular in benghazi. secondly, they were well-armed and well-executed attack. it all the markings of a military-style attack. what's most troubling is one of narratives the obama campaign has laid out is bin laden is dead. they bragged about that forever and al qaeda is in retreat. and you start to wonder, did they basically say do not allow any story to emerge that counters that narrative? is that why for two weeks they total us the libyan incident in benghazi was a popular uprising and not a terrorist attack teak because it ran counter to their campaign narrative. i hope that's not true. you said early on in any presidency there's a moment truth. this president had one in iran. after the false elections there, the people took to the streets, and the president refused to line up with the green revolution there. he said he wasn't going to get involved in iran s
extradited to the united states this went. they were being held in the united kingdom. the men are accused of bombings back in 1998. in all 224 people were killed, including a dozen americans. the suspects are also accused of trying to establish a terror training cam nap oregon. >>> sometimes as an nfl quarterback, it is okay to just get out of bounds or even slide. >> or just throw the ball away. that is what the redskins faithful there morning are saying after watching robert griffin 3 get lit up. you are going to see him roll-out to the right here and get hit not once in the head but twice. broken play. it is awful. the play resulted in griffin being diagnosed with a mild concussion. he is being reevaluated today. the team ended up losing the game, final score 20-17. >> it is upsetting. >> it was brutal. i was there. >>> the first playoff win for the franchise, the team opened the national league divisional series on the road against st. louis. the nats bullpen shut down the cards. the nationals win 9-2, taking the first game in the series. game two tonight in st. louis. >>> the orioles
did he tell them and when did they know it. >> reporter: he came to the united states on a student visa in january to study at southeast missouri state university. the f.b.i. says it started watching him in july after he tried setting up a terror cell online. that's when agents began a sting operation. >> he comes here with again the purpose of committing some sort of jihad here in the united states. >> reporter: on wednesday the f.b.i. says nafis tried to use his cell phone to detonate a 1,000- pound bomb in front of the bank, but the f.b.i. made sure the bomb was harmless. nafis is a imarchger's son from a -- banker's son from a middle class neighborhood in bangladesh. the fbi says he was a jihaddist who recorded a video claiming responsibility for the attack in the name of al qaeda. >> he alleged to already have al qaeda contacts from overseas. where those -- were those contacts real, did he launch himself here a self- propelled plot or was he sent? >> reporter: wednesday night federal agents carried boxes of evidence from his apartment hoping to learn more. cbs news, new york.
came here for the purpose of committing some sort of jihad here in the united states. >> the fbi policies to a bomb plot in new york city. >> 21-year-old bangladesh taken into custody by undercover fbi agents. >> after parking a van next to the federal reserve in lower manhattan. designee tried to detonate what he thought was a real 1,000 pound bomb. designee taped a video statement claiming a victory for terror and al qaeda. >> he's a nuts. why would you do something like that. >> this president has failed america's women. >> started talking about binders. the here to go ahead and ask where qualified women were. he should have come to my house. >> tonight's debate is very much on a lot of people's minds. one is his sonntag. >> what is it like for you to hear the president of the united states call your dad a liar. >> you want to rush down the stage and take a swing at him but you know you can't do that. >> mississippi ahears to be the hardest hit by storms. >> the flight of a german military plane almost turned into a disaster missing the crowd by a few feet. >> the bay area is
that were set by carnival in the united states are completely inadequate and that the real changes that need to be made are to be made in these standards in the united states. >> if the judge does order a trial for schettino, it probably won't start before the end of the year. >>> we saw sprinkles earlier and you may have been in a part of town nassau heavy rain. topper will tell us -- that saw heavy rain. topper will tell us if it's moved out or on the way. >> plus a mackdown of hulk hogan. who is he suing after a sex tape of him with a woman is leaked? >>> hulk hogan would probably like to drop kick the folks behind a sex tape that he's in. for now he'll have to settle for a courtroom cross chop. today hogan filed a lawsuit against the florida dee-jay and his ex-wife. he said dee-jay bubba clem and heather clem secretly taped him having sex with heather. hogan filed a separate lawsuit against the internet top of site gawker for publishing clips of -- internet gossip site gawker for publishing clips of the tape. >>> this time michaele salahi and journey man guitarist are engaged and getting
that the president of the united states did not know, beforehand, about this problem and the vice president of the united states did not know. now he is a key guy in national security. secondly, what about the national security council? did the state department inform their counterparts on security look we are getting complaints about benghazi? this whole thing this whole rotten can needs to be opened up. >> i'm calling this a scandal. it is a scandal of lax security at our consulate in benghazi is it waxing or wanning? >> it is under investigation. the worst scenario, pat is did not come true. >> what does that mean? >> i don't know. >> more inflamed, pat. >> basically, it is bleeding. >> bleeding, that is pretty good. >> is it a question of what the nation's attention span is for foreign policy. this is a big deal, four people were killed. there is a really good chance we are going to be hearing more about this. the senate is going to have its own investigation after the election. the democrats are unking things over there and they don't want it to infear with the election. there are goin
of the flying saucer it tried to build back in the 1950s. those documents show that the united states air force worked with a canadian company to create what it called a supersonic craft, shaped like a disk. project 1794 was eventually dropped in 1960, after the saucers built proved hard to fly at high all the tuesday. >>> first -- altitudes. >>> first the ruby slippers, and now dorothy's dress is on the move. the outfit judy garland wore in the wizard of oz is being auctioned off. it is the only complete original dress to survive, and is expected to bring in half a million dollars. >>> today is the last day you can see those ruby slippers at the smithsonian museum of american history, because they are heading to england tomorrow on loan. >>> still ahead, an early learning center that is reaching out to families in need. >>> and howard, of course, has our forecast. >> reporter: still chilly out here. barely about 50 in dc. rain on the way later this afternoon and for tonight, could affect the o's yankees game. still only 46 in gadget thergzburg, -- in gaithersburg. our forecast, when we return
brings death and destruction to the caribbean, now forecasters say it could hit the united states in a big way. >> as the candidates sprint across the country a new poll shows the gender gap is nearly gone. >> former secretary of state colin powell hasn't endorsed anyone yet. >> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> hurricane sandy made lawful in southern cuba. already passed through jamaica and haiti with deadly results. >> a powerful storm intensifies over the caribbean. >> sandy looks to be a menace for folks along the east coast. >> we'll see problems with wind, rain and snow to go down in the history books. >> i know it's been tough these last four years. but things are about to get better. >> it is crunch time in the race for the white house. president obama is in the mid-of a 40 hour coast to coast campaign marathon. >> no sleep. if you're not going sleep you might as well be in vegas. >> wildfire tearing through southern colorado has destroyed at least 14 homes. hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate as the flames spread fuel
coast of the united states. danielle nottingham has more from melbourne, florida where residents are bracing for the worst. >> reporter: hurricane sandy kicked off powerful waves and rip currents off florida's atlantic coast. residents are preparing for tropical storm force wind and possible flooding as the hurricane moves overnight into friday. >> i think it's going to be a big one. i just hope it doesn't hit us too hard here. >> reporter: florida is not expected to take a direct hit from sandy, but the off shore hurricane should still bring heavy rain and wind gusts over 50 miles an hour. some schools along the coast will be closed tomorrow. sandy claimed the lives of at least two people as it pounded jamaica, haiti and cuba with flooding and winds over 110 miles per hour. where the storm hits the u.s. is still uncertain. it is expected to travel up the east coast and could collide with rain from the west, and arctic air from the north creating a nor'easter hurricane hybrid. >> we're talking about a confluence of events here. would you have storm force winds, coastal flooding,
of the united states has been put on alert. this mega storm combined with a second weather system coming from the west is expected to impact the entire east coast early next week with dangerous and destructive weather. sandy is blamed for 21 deaths in the caribbean, most of them in cuba and haiti. the storm has weakened somewhat. sandy is expected to grow in size as it moves north. tropical storm conditions are expected along the east coast of florida throughout the day. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: florida is feeling the effects of hurricane sandy. strong winds are whipping the surf into foam. the waves and heavy rain are flooding the streets near miami. the storm is still hundreds of miles away. sandy raged over the bahamas thursday after tearing through cuba and haiti as a category 2 hurricane. florida residents are not taking this storm in stride. >> as we're speaking i'm filling sand bags. >> reporter: the center of sandy is expected to pass just off of florida's east coast friday afternoon, but forecasters say the worst of it may be four days and several hundred miles away
, they are already saying it could develop into a major weather event. as sandy pushes towards the united states it's expected to take one of two tracks. it can swirl off the mid-atlantic states posing no serious danger but bringing strong wind and waves or could merge with a cold front creating a monster storm that slams into the northeast by the beginning of next week. >> that forms a new low which can be a major nor'easter, which means extremely heavy snows across the appalachians and western pennsylvania, very heavy rains along the coast and of course some very strong winds. >> cuba was the latest island to get in sandy's way. officials ordered 55,000 evacuations. many from low-lying areas. sandy could dump up 20 inches of rain on cuba and could deliver a storm surge up to six feet. on wednesday sandy crashed the shore in jamaica as category 1 storm with winds topping out at 80 miles per hour. the storm is blamed for killing an elderly man. police say he was killed with a boulder crushed his home. sandy took down trees and power lines and sent hundreds of people to shelters but some living in l
. >> reporter: scott, stevens' father told us if his son had a party affiliation it would be the united states of america which he served loyally and with all of his heart. stevens' body has been cremated but soon this rotunda will be full of dignitaries and friends here to commemorate his life. >> pelley: bill, thank you. stevens' death has become part of the political debate and will likely come up here tonight. secretary of state hillary clinton said yesterday that she takes responsibility for the security failure in benghazi. last night in peru our state department correspondent margaret brennan asked secretary clinton how that failure happened. >> reporter: it wasn't an intelligence failure? >> i'm not going to get into the blame game. i think intelligence is very hard to do. and what we're going to find out as we do this accountability review and we get what will be the best possible chronology that will be attached to what we knew when which takes time, it can not be just produced automatically. nobody wants to get answers more than i do. these were people who i care deeply about. i kne
investing here in the united states and creating jobs here. it also means we're helping them and small businesses to export all around the world to new markets. number two: we've got to make sure that we have the best education system in the world. and the fact that you're going to college is great. but i want everybody to get a great education. we worked hard to make sure that student loans are available for folks like you, but i also want to make sure that community colleges are offering slots for workers to get retrained for the jobs that are out there right now and the jobs of the future. number three: we've got to control our own energy. not only oil and natural gas-- which we've been investing in-- but also we've got to make sure we're building the energy source of the future. not just thinking about next year, but ten years from now, 20 years from now. that's why we've invested in solar and wind and biofuels. energy efficient cars. we've got to reduce our deficit but we have to do in the a balanced way. asking the wealthy to pay a little bit more along with cuts so we can invest
by a blind trust, and i understand they do include investments outside of the united states, including in chinese companies. mr. president, have you looked at your pension? have you looked at your pension? >> you know, i don't look at my pension. it's not as big as yours, so it doesn't take as long. >> let me give you some advice. look at your pensiohave investm chinese companies, you also have investments outside of the united states. >> question. why can president obama afford to be blassee about his pension, michelle? >> i actually thought it was funny and he can be blase about it because his pension not sneerly as large as mitt romney's. i think that was the point he was trying to make and it probably did very well with his base. >> well, at 51 he thinks it's a long way in the future as well. but i thought the exchange was a funny exchange. >> it was funny, yeah. >> but it does point out the hypocrisy on romney's part about china. he's this big tough guy on the campaign trail about china, but he's investing in china at bain and company, he did a lot of work with china, so -- >> wel
of the united states, and the hurricane-force wind gusts will begin moving onshore during the day tomorrow, last through tomorrow night, and probably into tuesday morning as well. you can just see how massive this storm actually is going to be. and that's why we're so worriedly about the storm surge danger. if you're being asked to evacuate, you definitely need to. this is going to bring a tremendous amount of water near and just north of wherever the storm eventually makes landfall. and be-ause up the coast, we could see heavy rains parts of the area, a lot of maryland under a flood watch now as well, 5-10 inches of rain locally could fall in some spots. we have all the ingredients of a terrible storm, bob, coastal flooding, inland nothing. power outages are going to be a huge problem and in the mountains we could be talking about a lot of snow. >> schieffer: thank you very much, dave. and now to cbs news national correspondent chip reid who is in ocean city, maryland. chip, is it there yet? >> reporter: well, not quite the full force of it yet, bob, but we are certainly feeling stronger winds,
tried to blow up the term reserve bank. nafis came to the united states on a student visa back in january. the f.b.i. began watching him after he tried setting up a terror cell using an online chat room and on facebook. undercover agents worked with nafis posing as al qaeda operatives and their work led to his arrest. undercover agents helped him build what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb. they put it in a van. it was actually made of harmless materials. they drove the van to the federal reserve building. he was arrested in a hotel room when he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb from a nearby hotel. he faces life in prison for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. >>> 5:02. we turn our attention to campaign 2012. president obama and mitt romney will both campaign in new york city today. yesterday the candidates focused on women voters. governor romney told supporters in virginia women have been particularly hit hard by the economy. president obama told supporters he doesn't need a binder full of women to find qualified women. and get ready for the million p
" elizabeth palmer, islamabad. >>> the head of al qaeda is calling for a holy war against the united states. in an audio message posted on the internet this morning, ayman al zawahiri praised those who stormed the embassy last month and calls for more protests. he called the demonstrators honest and zealous. >> deadly meningitis outbreak has prompted calls for tougher oversight of the pharmaceutical industry. at least 184 people in 12 states have now been sickened. 14 have died. tennessee is the hardest hit state with at least 50 cases reported. the source of the outbreak is contaminated steroid shots made to treat back pain. >>> the space shuttle endeavor is on the move been. it's on a flat bed truck moving at 2 miles per hour through the streets of l.a. from los angeles international airport. not hard to imagine going 2 miles per hour. the journey was delayed when power lines had to be taken down to accommodate the sheer size of the spacecraft. it's expected to reach the museuming tonight. >> most people go 2 miles per hour. >> baseball is down to its final four. st. louis. cardinals comp
, just this week, there was a leak that the united states may be ready to begin negotiations with iran, sanctions coming to the time. the white house is saying wait a minute, that's not the case. this may come up. >> this is one of those interesting issues for a sitting president of the united states because there are things in diplomacy that you don't like to talk about publicly. this may very well be one of them. i'm curious to see if obama can say in response to these questions, look, we're not prepared to talk about that at this point. you sort of get the impression they might want to step away from this story if there really -- if they really are in negotiations with iran. meanwhile romney is going to make the case they've been coddling iran, haven't been strong enough and partnering close enough with israel. any of these rumors of backstage talks may play into romney's attack on that subject. >> romney has really hammered the president's relationship with israel, talking about detail light between them, not being a close friend to israel. do you think that is resonating with some
the president of the united states has been outstanding. he deserves great credit. >> reporter: while the president remains in washington, he's getting help on the campaign trail from former president bill clinton. >> i have worked very hard in this election and i'm not running for anything. >> reporter: clinton was in minnesota tuesday, a state where the race is tightening. he is expected to campaign in six battleground states for president obama before election day. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> goor romney pls to be back on the campaign trail today with a swing through florida. >>> early voting in the 2012 election was suspended for two days because of sandy. it will resume today in maryland at 8:00 a.m. and run until 9:00 p.m. and will be conducted in maryland until friday of this week. in the district meanwhile, early voting will also resume today and run through saturday. the hours in d.c. are 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 at night. >>> residents in new york and new jersey begin the long process of cleaning up after sandy. >> while communities here in our region try to
deaths in the united states. more than 14,000 flights have been canceled. damage could reach $20 billion. >> and it has flooded several new york city subway tunnels, and much of the manhattan skyline is dark. >> just very odd to see. here in d.c., can you expect strong winds and heavy rain throughout the night. the federal government and many local governments and school systems will bound b closed tomorrow. for the latest, go to our website, wusa9.com. >> with this storm system, it delivered something quite quiet different just a couple of hours west of d.c. we're talking snow and lots of it. counties in maryland, virginia, and west virginia all bracing for feet of the white stuff. >> reporter: the national weather service issued blizzard warnings for much of the appalachian mountains. west virginia's governor declared a state of emergency as the snow began to fall. >> we're getting ready for the winter storm, you know. >> reporter: the snowshoe mountain resort was one of the first to see the snow. 4 inches now could grow to 2 feet by tomorrow. some roads are treacherous already. >> our
by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the united states is facing an attack threat equivalent to 9/11, an attack that would be carried out by computer. that was the stark warning from defense secretary leon panetta. he described a cyber pearl harbor in which attackers could take over computers that control the transportation system or a utility with deadly consequences. panetta's dire prediction comes after a massive computer attack on the world's largest oil company. so we asked david martin to tell us more. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against aramco, the world's largest oil producer, has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyberspace. and defense secretary panetta warns potential enemies, including iran, are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the n
already. >> that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: they pointed out romney's embrace of a middle east peace plan for two separate states with israel and palestine was at odds with what he told donors in that secretly taped florida fund-raiser. >> reporter: obama campaign officials described romney's speech as an attempt at a foreign policy reboot after embarrassing missteps overseas this summer. they pointed to his visit to london where he questioned the u.k.'s olympic readiness and his visit to israel where he suggested palestinians lacked the economic drive of their israeli neighbors. president clinton's secretary of state, madeleine albright, told reporters on an obama campaign conference call that romney's speech was full of platitudes but no policies. >> there's an awful lot of rhetoric and things, but when you get to the specifics, you kind of don't get the sense that he knows exactly what tools to use and how to operate within an international setting and what the role of the united states is in the 21st ce
on points in syria detected with radar. the united states is in contact with turkish officials. >> it's a very, very dangerous situation. all responsible nations need to band together to persuade the assad regime to have a cease- fire. >> reporter: parts of the syrian city lay in rubble following four explosions. syrian state tv says three sue a side bombers -- suicide bombers detonated cars. packed with explosives. they went off within minutes of each other near a military officers club. the city has become one of the biggest battlegrounds in the 18- month fight between rebels and government forces. serious parliament -- syria's parliament condemned the bombs as terrorists trying to oust president assad. the explosions triggered panic among some residents who just want the conflict to end. vinita nair for cbs news. >> president assad reportedly visited ahelp poe on tuesday to get a firsthand look at the fighting. he has ordered 30,000 more troops into that battle. >>> here's a look at some other things making news now at 4:37. teachers in chicago have approved a new three-year contra
left. i know that you are a big supporter of putting women into combat roles in the united states army. the marines obviously have started their process. unfortunately both of the women involved in that training washed out what. are the options and when? >> the first steps, we're in the process of doing a pilot in brigade combat teams to get them down to battalion level. we did in that six brigades. we're getting some good results. i'm going to expand that to the rest of the army. collect the data, then we are going to start looking at what are the standards we want to set for infantry, armor, which is mainly what we're talking about, get common standards that we can now use as we assess potentially in the future women going into these branches. there's some other issues that we have to make sure we understand. there's some integrating women into these units is what we're really working towards now. that's what we're doing, getting them down to battalion level. >> airborne as well? >> they're in airborne units now, so selected mos's. we have not yet opened infantry armor slots. in the
company, alcoa, will kick things off tomorrow. analysts expecting profits at united states companies to fall 1.5%, the worst performance since 2009. the investors keeping an eye on a big anniversary, five years ago this week the dow hit a record high of 14165, less than a year before the financial crisis of 2008. here's where we stand today. the dow is at 13610 after climbing 35 points friday, nasdaq down by 1. s & p 500 was down by half a point. >> a perfect storm of events, making gas prices sky high in california. a recent fire at a refinery, combined with a power failure at another plan and a pipeline shut down led to supply shortages on the west coast. the average price for a gallon of gas in california right now $4.4, that makes it -- $4.49, that makes it the highest in the nation. here at dc $3.73. >>> still ahead, voters in venezuela give their president six years more in office. >>> and more information about the deadly shooting of a border patrol agent is being revealed. >> stay with us we are back in two minutes. >>> definitely need a jacket out there with temperatures in
by carnival in the united states are completely inadequate and that the real changes that need to be made are to be made in these standards in the united states. >> now, if the judge orders a trial for him, it probably won't get started before sometime next year. >>> in tonight's health alert, worries that the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak could get bigger. two more drugs were announced from a specialty pharmacy may be tainted as well. the new england compounding center is the maker of all the specially mixed medicines in question. steroid injections used for back pain have sickened 214 people, and 15 died. today a possible meningitis case was reported in somebody who got a different steroid shot made by the same pharmacy and it's drugs used in heart and eye operations are under scrutiny as well. we'll keep following this. >>> still ahead, some pretty amazing video. a stunt goes wrong, and it is all caught on camera. >>> next, we sit down with a very lucky family. rg3 jumped right into their arms after scoring that amazing touchdown during yesterday's game. topper? >>> we're looking a
culprit. >> the standards that were set by carnival in the united  states are completely inadequate, and that the real changes that need to be made are to be made in these standards in the united states. >> if the judge orders a trial, it probably won't begin before next year. >>> our time right now is 4:38. we're in for a nice stretch of weather. slightly cooler today but still very nice. howard is back in two minutes with a look at what else you should expect. >> at 4:41, a security breach at a popular local bank could leave thousands vulnerable to identity theft. >> also at 4:41, another major national retailer announces plans to hire thousands of holiday workers. >> we're back in two minutes with your weather first. thank you for watching 9news now. >>> 4:40 on this tuesday morning a. chill in the air. nothing terribly cold but you'll need a jacket. we have 40s and 50s. we stay school. 60 degrees for lunch. high today 66. 6:00 p.m. we're back down to 62. back in a few with the seven- day. right now upon came with timesaver traffic. >> thank you so much. >>> here's 270 on the sou
of the united states. >> reporter: romney comes out on top when voters are asked who will do a better job with the economy. president obama can claim victory on who will be better for the middle class. reign policy played a key role in this debate when the question turned to the attack in benghazi, libya. >> you said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror. it was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you're saying? >> please proceed, governor. >> i want to make sure we get that on the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> he did. let me call it an act of terror. >> reporter: following the debate democrats crowed about the moderator fact checking romney. >> governor got blind sed a little bit by a moderator who incorrectly tried to affirm what the president said. >> reporter: the two candidates were likely to have a chance to answer more questions next monday at the third and final debate which is focused entirely on foreign policy. perhaps no surprise the spin both claim victory. repub
. investigators say quazi nafis came to the united states sent on jihad. some of those who know him are expressing disbelief the 21-year-old tried to carry out an attack. federal agents are going over evidence taken from quazi nafis' new york apartment. they are trying to determine if he has any connection to al qaeda. nafis claimed to have ties to the terror group overseas. allegedly telling an undercover agent he was working with another man named yaqueen. sources say yaqueen has been identified as willy carter a san diego man arrested wednesday on child pornography charges. the fbi said he was in contact with yaqueen but doesn't appear to be connected to the bomb plot. na fizz's family in bangladesh are stunned by his arrest. his father said he spent his life savings to send his son to school in the united states and his son could not be involved in a terror plot. ma fist's sister said her brother is being set up. >> we don't think it could to be done by him. he must have been victimized. becae in bangladesh, he was not like this. he was a good boy. >> after flunking out of school in bangladesh
. >> this is a fight for who's going to be the commander in chief of the united states of america and you saw a very strong president, a strong and steady president who had a very clear vision and an unsteady romney. >> reporter: romney's best score came on the issue of china. >> i want a great relationship with china. china can be our partner. but that doesn't mean they can just roll all over us and steal our jobs on an unfair basis. >> reporter: on that issue, romney only managed to tie president obama. >> i think the message to china is we'll be expected to play by the rules. >> reporter: the most memorable line of the night came when they were debating cuts to the military budget. >> our navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. the navy said they needed 283 ships. >> we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. we have these things called aircraft carriers where planes landn them. we have these ships that go under wear. >> reporter: republicans say the president was disrespectful. >> i found it extraordinary that the president ridiculed the navy. ba
in a speech last month to the united nations. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: two weeks ago, romney spelled out his line. >> the united states and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. >> reporter: that last word, "capability," which he uses on his campaign web site, significantly shortens the time before iran would reach romney's red line. his campaign refuses to specify what he means by "capability," but the term usually refers to iran's stockpile of enriched uranium. israeli prime minister netanyahu told the u.n. his own red line would come next spring or summer when iran is expected to have enriched enough uranium to build a bomb. president obama insists iran has not yet made a decision to go for the bomb and even with enough enriched uranium would still need a year or more to build one. >> america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. >> reporter: an aide to romney says the governor also believes there i
mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the day's events were overshadowed by a video of senator obama reading off a prepared script. before a predominantly black audience he inplayed the federal government held back money after hurricane katrina based on race. he noticed hurricane andrew in florida the government's response was -- >> we won't wait for to you scratch it together. because you're part of the american family. >> reporter: after katrina he said it was different. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where's your dollar? tells me somehow the people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> reporter: in this speech that we saw last night the president said he didn't think the initial response to hurricane katrina was motivated by race. he said that incompetence was colorblind. this speech was covered in 2007. it was aired last night on the conservative media, fox's sean hannity. that prompted that some speculate that the right is concerned about this campaign. >> also on the debate site is kevin madden a senior adviser to the romney
-owned businesses in the united states. it's seen more than a share of good and bad times and while much of the country suffered through a recession and slow recovery, these guitar makers just kept on strumming. ♪ the barn-red building in nazareth, pennsylvania, is a musician's mecca. for guitar lovers, a visit here is almost a religious experience. because since 1839, this is where martin guitars have been made. >> this is the point at which we fit the neck with the compound dovetail joint into the body. it's something we have done since the beginning. >> reporter: chris martin, the great, great grandson of the founder, presides over martin, the largest manufacturer of acoustic guitars in the united states. how many guitars do you make here a year? >> here about 50,000. >> reporter: wow. >> yeah. >> reporter: martin may also be the most coveted acoustic guitar on the planet. bob dylan plays a martin, so do john mayer, steven stills, and sting. >> something about a martin guitar that's hard to beat. i knew when i first picked one up, that was the one i wanted. ♪ >> reporter: country
prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share that hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> we'll win in florida. >> reporter: this speech comes after a weekend of campaigning in the battleground state of florida. romney a private man began showing a compassionate side telling personal stories about helping others including a 14-year-old boy from his congregation who was dying from leukemia. >> he said i want you to write a will for me. i got a legal pad and he described the things he wanted to giveaway. his skateboard, his fishing rod and rifle. this is a boy who had courage. i didn't see him waiver. i saw strength. >> reporter: romney is pushing hard against attacks on the obama campaign with a new ad saying the president is falsely accusing him of advocating a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the latest, not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> reporter: now romney will speak later this morning here in the hall of valor at vmi. based on the excerpts we've seen his attacks will be sharp. it appears he's continuing what he started in that debate wednesday night focus and
of the united states. the candidates get their last chance tonight to make their case to the voters, the subject will be foreign policy, the third and final presidential debate. the moderator will be chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. a new quinnipiac university-cbs nes-"new york times" poll focuses on ohio. >> president obama now has a five-point advantage over governor mitt romney, 50% to 45%. romney has cut the president's lead in half since september and the same poll found prefers the president on foreign policy but his lead has shrturning in the past month. when they were asked who was the strong leader more ohio voters choose romney and when asked if the candidates care about their needs and problems the president had the advantage. jan crawford is in boca raton, florida and covering the prep regulates from the romney campaign. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. romney has spent much of his day yesterday in debate prep huddled with his advisers getting ready to square off tonight on that stage. he did take a break yesterday to go out and meet with his campaign team which
, we will track you to the gates of hell, if need be. and lastly, the president of the united states has-- has led with a steady hand and clear vision. governor romney, the opposite. the last thing we need now is another war. >> congressman ryan. >> we mourn the loss of these four americans who were murdered. when you take a look at what has happened just in the last few weeks, they sent u.n. ambassador out to say that this was because of a protest and a youtube video. it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. he went to the u.n. and in his speech at the u.n. he said six times he talked about the youtube video. look, if we're hit by terrorists we're going to call it for what it is-- a terrorist attack. our ambassador in paris has a marine detachment guarding him. shouldn't we have a marine detachment guarding our ambassador in benghazi, a place where we knew that there was an al qaeda cell with arms? this is becoming more troubling by the day. they first blamed the youtube video. now they're trying to blame the romney-ryan ticket with making thi
? barry landau pulled off the single largest theft of historic artifacts in the united states: thousands of items, including signed documents by george washington, thomas jefferson, francis scott key, and mark twain. and for 20th century buffs... >> one third of a nation... >> simon: ...f.d.r.'s copy of his 1937 inaugural address. all of these were found in landau's apartment? >> all of these documents were seized from mr. landau's apartment in new york city. >> i love you, guy. i love you. >> who has a bigger moustache? hey, there's a good looking woman! >> pitts: shad khan is the newest owner in the national football league. >> i'm jaguars owner shad khan, and i'm all in. >> pitts: his rakish moustache and unflagging optimism have made him a favorite in northern florida, but it's his unique american success story that made him a story for "60 minutes." >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm leslie stahl. >> i'm bob simon. >> i'm lara logan. >> i'm byron pitts. >> i'm scott pelley. those stories tonight on "60 minutes." [ male announcer ] we're all on a journey to financial independence. ♪ whethe
governor granholm focused on a key word, who do you trust. the vice president of the united states doubled down on the president who for three weeks misled the american people. >> that's not true. >> it is true. the state department said flatly this week it never related to the video, it was related to terrorism. the state department asked for the supreme court. the ambassador's own diary said he had asked for the security. you want to talk about trust? having an american ambassador and three americans killed while the president lies to you is a pretty big question. >> but there's the question what intelligence did they get and what did it show from the beginning? >> the intelligence showed within hours this was a terrorist attack. people in the intelligence community said immediately it was an attack. the state department said this week we never thought it was about the video. >> mr. speaker, the head of the national intelligence unit said their intelligence was not clear in the beginning. they did change their statement over time to say they did not know it was a terrorist attack. >> ev
's microphone and he's dealing with the president of the united states and another guy who is gutsy enough to try and take the job. and he's supposed to control these guys and do that in an untested format designed to be loose and open-ended and sort of free flowing? shoot, i don't care what the critics say, jim lehrer did what any moderator would have done in that situation. the best he could. anita. >> thank you, derek. >>> rats, roaches, mice, you name it, we've got it in tonight's food alert. just wait until you see what our cameras found inside a restaurant that claimed hat cleaned up. from dupont circle to bethesda and into arlington, here's investigative reporter russ ptacek. >> reporter: instinctively we know roaches are wrong, right? food safety managers are required in restaurants because they're trained to watch out for other risks like food in the temperature danger zone, that's cold food above 41 degrees or heated food falling below 1406789 it's not roaches, but it can make you just as sick. just off dupont circle inspectors closed this sushi and karaoke bar. inspectors say tw
in the united states and have them trained in explosive training and frankly, soldier training. >> two other defendants entered not guilty pleas. one of them is charged with terrorism conspiracy in connection with a 1998 bombing, killing 224 people, including a dozen americans. >> he received the statement of responsibility for the bombing three days before the bombing actually happened. >> this is the second time a creature brought to this court to answer charges. the blind shake was convicted here in 1995 for plotting to blow up the new york city bridges and tunnels. this case is a culmination of several years of trying to get almazri and the other four suspects extradited from the uk. the infamous shoe bomber and september 11 conspirator were followers. the fiveterror suspects were extradited to the u.s. overnight, arriving under tight security. cbs news, new york. >>> two of the five suspects had court appearances in new haven, connecticut, while two others appeared in federal court in new york city. >>> you know the country is divided politically and who better to argue both sides of
in points in syria detected with radar. the united states is in contact with turkish officials. >> it's a very dangerous situation. all responsible nations need to band together to persuade the assad regime to have a cease-fire. >> reporter: parts of the syrian city of lipo laid in rubles. syrian state tv said three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives killing 34 people. three blasts went off within minutes of each other near military officer's club pap fourth struck near the chamber of commerce. the city has become one of the biggest battlegrounds in the 18 month fight between rebels and government forces. syria's parliament condemned the bombings referring to the rebels as terrorists trying to out of president bashir al assad. lipo has seen intense fighting but been rarely the target of suicide attacks. the kploegs triggered panic among some residents who just want the conflict to end. >> it's been three weeks since the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya was attacked. four americans were killed. there are questions and criticism of the u.s. response to the attack. co
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